1 February 1991 High-repetition-rate, multijoule transversely excited atmospheric CO2 laser
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Proceedings Volume 1397, 8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.25980
Event: Eighth International Symposium on Gas-Flow and Chemical Lasers, 1990, Madrid, Spain
Abstract
The high-repetition-rate operation of a transversely excited atmospheric CO2 laser pumped by an all-solid- state exciter consisting of a three-stage magnetic pulse compressor has been tested. At a repetition rate of 140 pps, an average laser power of 1.2 kW was obtained with an overall efficiency of 7.6%. For further increase of the repetition rate, influence of density perturbation on laser performances (discharge stability, laser output energy and beam quality) have also been investigated.
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Hidekazu Hatanaka, Nobuo Kawahara, Katsumi Midorikawa, Hideo Tashiro, Minoru Obara, "High-repetition-rate, multijoule transversely excited atmospheric CO2 laser", Proc. SPIE 1397, 8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25980; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.25980
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